522,000 people bought T.I.'s new CD, KING, during the first week!That is Amazing!
Say what you want to say....The SOUTH
sells records.What is it that makes that many people go out and buy the same product?
I hope I can get people that pumped about anything I am pushing. That is what I'm talkin bout!
In my case, I never go out and buy something immediately unless I am already a fan. I bought both Get Rich or Die Tryin
and The Black Album
many many many months after they both dropped. I'm embarassed to admit it, but I like to know what others think. I try to get a wide variety of perspectives then I go cop it if a few key people tell me its worth the money. Case and point: Jeezy's album by many accounts sucks, but it's appeal is undeniable.
I always liked T.I.
, but never purchased any of his albums. Big Ups to R-Sin (an up and coming Baltimore artist)!!!! He gave me T.I.'s new CD as a gift today - That was so sweet.
I am soooooooooooo thankful!!! I love it!!!
Below are the first couple of songs that really jumped out at me after listening to it over the weekend. I am sure as time goes on my appreciation for the CD will increase. Its about damn time that a CD came out where I was actually satisfied.
Is it me or does the intro background beat sound like a Baltimore Club song is going to come on? LOL! man.....people betta start hollaring at people like Samir and Boo Man RIGHT NOW! In a min....these brothas are gonna be in serious demand. I'm glad I'm cool with both of them. he he!
1.King Back - (with T.I.) produced by none other than Just Blaze....Shit's tight! Its amazing how the same man can work with Jay or Freeway and give you one sound...then flip it an go down south and make it happen like this with T.I. wow! I am so impressed on so many levels. I hang out with a lot of producers, but very few have the range dude possesses.
2.Front Back - (with T.I./UGK) - 5.5
3.What You Know - (with T.I.) OMG! Every time this song comes on in the club, in the car...wherever I am...I want to dance. This is a really good song. I like his words and I love the beat. T.I. really shined on this track.
4.I'm Talkin' To You - (with T.I.) Just Blaze was really showing off on this one....Just let it ride!!
5.Live In The Sky - (with T.I./Jamie Foxx) This is Jamie's year !!! Song's FIYAH!!! & its so very heartwarming to see someone express deeper feelings in their music.
6.Ride Wit Me - (with T.I.) I like this song as I listen to it more.
7. Breakup, The - (with T.I.) Mike Epps is hillarious on this one!!!!
8. Why You Wanna - (with T.I.) Laid-back flip of the Basement Boys / Crystal Waters Classic!!! One of the motivating factors for adding this CD to my collection. I wish an artist from Baltimore would have done this first. I bet that sample was expensive...LOL!
9.Get It - (with T.I.) The chemistry between TIP and Swiss Beats first became evident to me on "Bring um out"....but for those of you that need more....listen to this jawnt!!! I love it!
10.Top Back - (with T.I.)
11.I'm Straight - (with T.I./Young Dro/Young Jeezy) I thought this one was aiiight. I wish Jezzy would have showed some more dexterity. He really does talk about the same stuff all the time....LOL! I love Jezzy, but daaaaaaaaaaaam!
12. Undertaker - (with T.I./Young Buck/Young Dro) Not sure!
13.Stand Up Guy - (with T.I.)
14.You Know Who - (with T.I.)
15.Good Life - (with T.I./Pharrell/Common) HOTNESS!
16.Hello - (with T.I./Governor) I love this song!
17.Told You So - (with T.I.)
18.Bankhead - (with PSC/Young Dro) I hear the potential in T.I.'s PSC group members. I look forward to hearing more from them.
Guess what yall......I got my camera back! Yipppppee! I'll be back to flickin it up in a min....I need to get me some batteries!!!